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My name is Amanda. I'm 22 years old and live in Norway.

Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up. ~Dean Karnazes

Make the least of all that goes and the most of all that comes. ~Sara Teasdale

Veni, vidi, vici
(I came, I saw, I conquered)

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Source: Read all the books that Rory Gilmore has read on 43 things. Note to self: check out The Rory Gilmore Book Club at Goodreads.

  • A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  • Atonement: A Novel by Ian McEwan
  • A Mencken Chrestomathy by H.L. Mencken
  • An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers
  • A Passage to India by E.M. Forster
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
  • Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy
  • A Quiet Storm by Rachel Howzell Hall
  • A Month of Sundays by Julie Mars
  • A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
  • Beowulf: A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  • Brick Lane by Monica Ali
  • Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
  • Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
  • Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • Cousin Bette by Honore De Balzac
  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Complete Tales & Poems by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  • Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
  • Daisy Miller by Henry James
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  • Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn
  • Extravagance by Gary Krist
  • Empire Falls by Richard Russo
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest people in the World by Greg Critser
  • Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Howl by Allen Ginsberg
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • How the Light gets In by M.J. Hyland
  • How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
  • Holidays on Ice by Davis Sedaris
  • Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  • Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigorito
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
  • Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
  • Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone de Beauvoir
  • Moby Dick by Herman Melville
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
  • My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath by Seymour M. Hersh
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • My Life in Orange by Tim Guest
  • My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
  • New Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
  • Novels 1930-1942: Dance Night/Come Back to Sorento, Turn, Magic Wheel/Angels on Toast/a Time to be Born by Dawn Powell
  • Night by Elie Wiesel
  • Nervous System by Jan Lars Jensen
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s nest by Ken Kesey
  • Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
  • Othello by William Shakespeare
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • Oracle Night by Paul Auster
  • Old School by Tobias Wolff
  • Pushkin: A Biography by T.J. Binyon
  • Please Kill Me: Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain
  • Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  • Property by Valerie Martin
  • Quattrocento by James McKean
  • Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Rescuing Patty Hearst by Virginia Holman
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia De Burgos by Julia De Burgos
  • Swimming with Giants: My Encounters With Whales, Dolphins, and Seals by Anne Collet
  • Savage Beauty: the Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford
  • Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
  • Sanctuary by William Faulkner
  • Snows of Kilimanjaro by Hemmingway
  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
  • Selected Letters of Dawn Powell 1913-1965 by Dawn Powell
  • Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust
  • Sybil by Flora Schreiber
  • Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi
  • Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
  • Songbook by Nick Hornby
  • Small Island by Andrea Levy
  • The Handmaiden’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • The Scarecrow of Oz by L. Frank Baum
  • The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir
  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin
  • The Manticore by Robertson Davies
  • Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton
  • The Naked and The Dead by Norman Mailer
  • The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
  • The Group by Mary McCarthy
  • The Portable Nietzsche by Nietzsche
  • The Portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath by Sylvia Plath
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  • The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner
  • Time and Again by Jack Finney
  • Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fritzgerald
  • The Little Locksmith by Katherine Butler Hathaway
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
  • The Lottery: And Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  • The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • The Last Empire Essays 1992-2000 by Gore Vidal
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Code of the Woosters by P.G. Wodehouse
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  • The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander
  • The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer
  • The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  • The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
  • The Bielski Brothers by Peter Duff
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Polysyllabic Spree by Nick Hornby
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  • The Song of Names by Norman Lebrecht
  • The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
  • The Time Travaler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters by Elisabeth Robinson
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan
  • The Song Reader by Lisa Tucker
  • The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  • The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher
  • Unless by Carol Shields
  • Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
  • War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  • When The Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  • 1984 by George Orwell
feb 5 2011 ∞
jul 21 2012 +